About this dataset

Death statistics reported include counts of deaths by age and sex and by selected cause. Standardised mortality ratios, age-standardised mortality rates and infant mortality rates by area of usual residence are also included.

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2012 (final)

2011 (final)

Important notes and usage information

  • death statistics are compiled from information supplied when deaths are certified and registered as part of civil registration, a legal requirement

  • figures represent the number of deaths registered in the calendar year

  • figures represent deaths which occurred in England and Wales, these include the deaths of individuals whose usual residence was outside England and Wales

For deaths over 28 days, the Tenth Revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) has been used to classify cause of death in the publication. The ICD is used to translate diagnoses of diseases and other health problems from words into alphanumeric code to permit easier storage, retrieval and analysis.

Our User guide to mortality statistics provides information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to deaths.

Contact details for this Dataset

Vasita Patel
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110